Cawbird is a modern and lightweight Twitter client for the GNOME 3 desktop. It
features inline image and video preview, creation of lists and favorites,
filtering of tweets and full text search. Cawbird is able to manage multiple
Cawbird is a fork of Corebird, which became unsupported after Twitter disabled
the streaming API. Cawbird works with the new APIs and includes a few fixes
and modifications that have historically been patched in to IBBoard's custom
Corebird build on his personal Open Build Service account.
Due to changes in the Twitter API, Cawbird has the following limitations:
Cawbird will update every two minutes
Cawbird does not get notified of the following, which will be refreshed on
Some list changes
All limitations are limitations imposed by Twitter and are not the fault of the
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
Install Cawbird Twitter Client
To install Cawbird Twitter Client, simply use the following command: